I had an important event coming up (someone in my family was getting engaged) and for the life of me, I just could not find my beloved Chanel Particulière Nail Colour (hauled – here) which was my “go-to” for special events. I hadn’t even noticed that it had gone missing until the day of the event. I called up all my usual haunts (the salons where I regularly get my mani-pedis done) because I usually prefer to take my own nail polish with me, meaning there was a chance I might have forgotten it in one of those salons. Once I got over the initial panic that my gorgeous taupe nail polish was gone forever, my mind became much clearer and I narrowed it down to a certain salon. I visited that salon, went through their entire collection of Chanel nail polish (which was about 5 or 6 lawl) and still didn’t find it so I just accepted that I never would, and moved on. It bummed me out but I don’t like to dwell on things because, well, I get bored easily. Also, y’know there was a whole engagement party thing going on in a couple of hours and I was nowhere near ready. At the same salon, I got my hair did and picked out a pretty taupe for my mani-pedi, which turned out to be Taupe-less Beach by the brand OPI (as you can see in the photo above where I’m “modeling” it against Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Hand Soap). I feel like this would look ten times more flattering on longer nails but as I’ve mentioned before I have ultra-weak nails that literally break off after a certain point (talked about more in-depth – here).
Once my nails were dry, I rushed home, maniacally washed my hands (because mani-pedis always leave an invisible residue on my skin which irks me), slathered some body moisturizer all over (logic!) applied my favorite eyeshadow, squiggled lines above my eyes (using my favorite Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eye Pencil, reviewed – here), filled in my brows with a powder eyeshadow from MAC using my beloved The Body Shop Eyeliner Brush (mentioned – here), plumped up my lashes using Origins GinZing Mascara (reviewed – here), dusted some MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade Give Me Sun all over my face, applied a teeny-tiny bit of MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in the shade Whisper of Gilt (hauled – here) on my cheekbones, used my hi-tech technique of using my pinky finger to apply my MAC Lipstick in the shade Studded Kiss (reviewed – here), got dressed in an all-black Playsuit, threw on a black blazer, spritzed some of my “Typical Kuwaity” perfume by the brand Chopard (It’s not my favorite and I only wear it when I know I’m going to be around a lot of grandmothers and older women because they seem to approve of that scent), ran to the car in my Haivaiana flip-flops with my phone in one hand and favorite black tapered-heel mules in the other. I managed to forget to wear any jewelry aside from my earrings (which I found in the pocket of the blazer I was wearing). I arrived late, as per usual. That said, the event was lovely! Everyone had a fantastic time to the extent that I didn’t get home until way past midnight!
It didn’t occur to me to take photos of the Taupe-less Beach until a few days after, which is why you can see some chipping, albeit minimal. Fortunately, my beloved Particulière turned up in one of my drawers where I’d stashed it for “easy” access, in preparation for the upcoming engagement party and ended up completely forgetting the newer location, of course. With that being said, Particulière seems to be darker and more brown in comparison to Taupe-less Beach which is lighter and more grey. Both are equally beautiful Taupes in their own right and both are equally flattering on my olive/arab/brown complexion (as you can see in the photos above, of my chubby hand) but I actually prefer Taupe-less Beach. That name, though!